Anybody take prednisolone daily long term? I took 40mg a day for two weeks at the end of July and my asthma symptoms diminshed - unfortunately they are now returning and my inhalers offer little relief. I am wondering if a lower dose taken more regularly may help?
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You will need to talk to your Dr about this. I have been on low dose of 5mg per day for 8 months (not for asthma). I was also put on calcium and vitamin d tablets. Long dosages of steroids can attack your bones and your body gets used to them. I start on Monday to wean off, 5mg every other day, then every 3 days (I can't just stop overnight).
Hi ..... I'm on 25mg daily as a maintenance, have been for 18 months. Before that I was on the pred roller coasters. Without my daily msintence I simply couldn't function I've tried to reduce but for me any lower than 25mg and I get too poorly. The last time I came off completely I admitted vote an ambulance !!
Just started Xolair injections, if a success I'm hoping to come off
i take one calcechew every day and also a weekly one called Alendronic acid. I also take one Azithromycin (antibiotic) 3 times per week which stops the infection keep coming back. This has revolutionised my life so far after over 8 months of a trial. No problems with ostoprosis so far but do get a bad back in the mornings when i get up.
Ive been on daily 10mg of prednisolone for over two yrs and regularly have to increase to 40mg but if on the high dose for more than 7days have to slowly reduce them back to 10mg not just stop. Talk to yr Dr about a possible maintenance dose and calcium tablets too. I also take montiloukas polycontin and three inhalers. Unfortunately xolair injections made me very ill so it was stopped after 4mths. Good luck x